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When Johnny Comes Marching Home (1942)

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Johnny Kovacs aka Johnny O'Rourke
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Joyce Benton
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Marilyn Benton
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Frankie Flanagan
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Dusty
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Lt. Tommy Bridges
Clyde Fillmore ...
Hamilton Wellman
Marla Shelton ...
Diana Wellman
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Trullers (as Olin Howlin)
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Ma (Norah) Flanagan
Maceo Anderson ...
One of the Four Step Brothers (as Four Step Brothers)
Freddy James ...
One of the Four Step Brothers (as Four Step Brothers)
Sylvester Johnson ...
One of the Four Step Brothers (as Four Step Brothers)
Al Williams ...
One of the Four Step Brothers (as Four Step Brothers)
Phil Spitalny ...
Phil Spitalny (as Phil Spitalny and His All-Girl Orchestra)
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FORWARD MARCH! for romance...rhythm...and fun! See more »

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24 December 1942 (USA)  »

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Chicas al frente  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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When Johnny Comes Marching Home was an enjoyable World War II musical comedy
2 July 2015 | by (Baton Rouge, LA) – See all my reviews

After being a little disappointed in seeing Donald O'Connor not having much of a dancing showcase in either Private Buckaroo or Get Hep to Love, it's finally gratifying seeing him really cutting the rug here with Peggy Ryan doing so many turns with him during those sequences. Operatic singer Gloria Jean also joins in with them in her more demure way. Allan Jones and Jane Frazee also sing a couple of wonderful love duets here. Then there's the luminous and exciting charm of the Phil Spitalny and his "Hour of Charm" All-Girl Orchestra with Evelyn and her Magic Violin. Also, The Four Step Brothers do tap dance up a storm with their athletic spins and somersaults. Never mind the story which relates to the World War II period, just enjoy the variety of musical performances in When Johnny Comes Marching Home. P.S. The print I saw had the final number in washed out tones with the volume a little lower though you could still hear a little clearly even then.


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